Dhaka, Aug 1 (UNB) – Thirteen Dhaka University (DU) students were diagnosed with dengue on Thursday.
On the first day after installation of the dengue detection machine at the DU Medical Centre (DUMC), a total of 168 students provided blood samples on Wednesday for dengue test.
The test results were found on Thursday when it was seen that 13 students were detected with dengue.
Dr Sarwar Jahan Muttafi, Chief Medical Officer at DUMC, said: “Both the blood platelet count and dengue identification can be done here for students at free of cost. The daily capacity of the device is 150 and it is operated by Bangladesh Association of Clinical Biochemists.”
He also said they will provide services to students from 8am till the last one is present.
DU Vice-chancellor Prof M Akhtaruzzaman said, “Dengue has spread across the country. How can we ditch our students in such a situation as we are their present guardians? We’ll take care of our students as family members.”